Kenyans have shared their dissatisfaction after the Higher Education Loan Board (HELB) threaten to shame defaulters through popular newspapers.
Over 85,000 Kenyans who have defaulted te loan might be dragged into the public at the end of 30-days notice.
This includes defaulters since 1975 and the HELB body is ready to share their names and photos to every media outlet.
According to the Daily Nation, the national higher education financier says it requires the cash to help other poor Kenyans realise their dream of acquiring degrees and diplomas.
Helb said some of the beneficiaries in default have not responded to previous communication, therefore hindering financial support to other deserving Kenyans.
“The names and pictures of HELB loan beneficiaries who have defaulted repayment of the loan from 1975 to date shall be published in the leading newspapers after the expiry of 30 days from the date of this notice and thereafter legal action may be taken against each defaulter,” added the statement.
But does this statement make any sense to jobless graduates currently tarmacking looking for something to do?
Some of the Helb beneficiaries were not taken by the move of the government in handling those that unable to pay the loan.
Some even went to an extreme end of asking for Helb loans to start a business so as to repay the student loans.
What is your view on this Helb directive?